Deputy Speaker of Parliament Esther Mcheka-Chilenje has apologized to the members of Parliament over a power cut that disrupted deliberations in the House.

Mcheka-Chilenje said parliament is yet to find the cause of the power outage.

Power cut disrupted the deliberations when Health and Population minister Atupele Muluzi, was responding to questions directed to his ministry.

Among the questions was one from Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator for Thyolo Thava, Mary Navicha who asked the ministry what it was doing to resolve challenges her constituents are facing to access healthcare services.

But as Muluzi was responding to the question darkness engulfed the House.

Later light returned in the chamber and Chilenje apologized to the MPs.

Similar incident happened two weeks ago when leader opposition Dr. Lazarus Chakwera was reacting to President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika’ address.

Chakwera had to stop his contribution for closer to 5minutes to allow the back generator to start function.

The Speaker of the National Assembly Richard Msowoya had also to apologize to Chakwera for the embarrassment.

ZIMENE MUMAKONDA

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